Good News For Scoundrels

Feb 6, 2016 1128

A scoundrel and villain is one who goes about with a corrupt mouth, who winks with his eye,…and stirs up dissension. Therefore evil will overtake him (Proverbs 6:12)

This is the story of a man who does not know God and who causes problems with others because he himself is out of sync with the Lord. Because he lacks the assurance that he is saved by grace and grace alone, he is unable to offer to others what he himself does not have. The evil that overtakes him is the worst thing that could happen to anyone—the terror that he is lost eternally.

If we find ourselves in this situation what must we do to redeem ourselves? We need to rediscover the heart of the gospel: if we have Jesus dwelling in us, we have the assurance of salvation. “He who has the Son of God has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have eternal life” (1 John 5:11-12).

We have four Gospels in our Bible, and they are called Gospels because they tell us the Good News about the God who became man so he could take our sins upon himself and die on the cross for them. Accept the sacrifice that Jesus made for you and you will be at peace with God; the assurance that you are saved eternally will be yours. No-one can take that assurance from you as long as you maintain an unbroken connection with Jesus.

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